Hrant Dink was a taboo-breaking member of the Armenian community in Turkey and editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly "Agos" newspaper. A prominent critical voice, Hrant Dink was also a sincere advocate of Turkish-Armenian dialogue. He was shot and killed in front of his newspaper office on January 19, 2007.
HIS LEGACY AND HIS CHALLENGE
Sunday, February 25, 2007
147 Dodd Hall, UCLA
Opening: The Legacy and the Challenge, Richard Hovannisian, UCLA
A Brief Reflection (Armenian): Simon Acilac, President, OIA
A Brief Reflection (Turkish and English): Zeynep Türkyilmaz, UCLA
Comments: David Myers; Director, Center for Jewish Studies
Musical Interlude: Albert Gyunasdyan, Violin
Address: Ayse Gül Altinay, Sabanci University, Istanbul
Video Presentation: “Our Hrant” Produced by Stepan Partamian
Musical Interlude: Mamekon Arutunyan, Duduk
Address: Rupen Çetinyan, Independent Scholar, UCLA
Parking: Structure No. 2, Enter from Hilgard Ave. at Westholme Ave. Daily parking fee $8.00
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Armenian Studies Program, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Initiative of Turkish Students to Commemorate "Our Hrant"
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